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Preschool Links

  • Internet Public Library – Fun Stuff for Preschoolers
  • Zero to Three Organization’s Young Explorers Page
  • PBS KIDS (Arthur, Barney, Between the Lions, Callilou, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Jay Jay, Mister Rogers, Sagwa, Teletubbies, Zoboomafoo and Zoom)
  • PBS PARENTS Here you’ll find information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years. And you’ll find lots of fun educational activities for your children to help get them ready for school.
  • Children’s Literature Web Guide
  • Curious George 
  • PITC The Program for Infant Toddler Care seeks to ensure that America’s infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life. Its three pronged mission is to
    1. increase the availability and quality of child care for all children under age three;
    2. disseminate information that increases the practice of responsive, respectful and relationship based infant toddler care; and
    3. influence national, regional and local policies and practices so that the needs and interests of individual infants, toddlers, and their families are the foundation for all curriculum development and program activity.
  • SparkAction – SparkAction’s site and e-newsletters are your one-stop shop for news and tools to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. We gather, synthesize and promote the best information on a range of child and youth issues across the development spectrum, from organizations and leaders across the country.
  • Children’s Partnership
  • Great Start for Kids
  • JumpStart is a magical online world packed with friends, games and adventures! From training dragons to exploring lost islands, includes thousands of games and activities for kids ages 3-12
  • Speakaboos brings classic children’s entertainment into a digital world. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.
  • Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
  • Raising A Reader is a national nonprofit organization offering local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has been proven to improve the reading readiness skills of children ages 0-5.
  • Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings, from astronomy and space to zoos and aquariums, from games and entertainment to geography and maps.  There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers.  Compiled by the ALSC Division of the American Library Association.
  • A Place of Our Own - is aimed at child caregivers including parents, grandparents, daycare workers, and nannies.  The goal is to give child caregivers a supportive and informative place to turn for help with the important task of caring for children of their own or others.
  • If you love the book character Maisy, this is the website for you! When you visit this site, you can play games, read some of Maisy’s books and find out about her friends.
  • Kindersite Project is a test site for preschool and Kindergarten age children. This project was founded to build an Internet-based system for preschool and Kindergarten age children, that will add to the body of research on the subjects of early-learners’ use of technology and to provide Internet-based content as an educational tool. There are activities, resources and items of interest for parents, teachers, care providers and their children.
  • If you’ve ever experienced sticker shock trying to register your child for youth football or ballet lessons, this guide is for you. Getting your kids active and fit doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are hundreds of activities you can do for little to no money.Not strictly a children’s site.  The links for keeping your kids active on a budget are pretty good and most take you to free/low-cost resources.

Updated:  8/19/15